William J. Gardiner, 84, of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Kent Hospital. He was the husband of the late Marjorie M. (Manchester) Gardiner.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Edwin F. Gardiner. Mr. Gardiner retired as a Detective Sergeant of the Warwick Police Department. He was then appointed a Captain of the College Police at Rhode Island College. A Korean War Veteran, he served in The United States Army. He was a graduate of Lockwood High School and Salve Regina University and was a member of the Apponaug Old Timers and Warwick F.O.P.
He was the beloved father of Christina M. Dodge of Richmond, Patricia A. Josephson and her husband, Dean of Warwick and Pamela J. Esty and her husband, Robert of Richmond. He was the caring brother of Howard J. Gardiner and Muriel R. Gardiner, both of Warwick; and cherished grandfather of five.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. from The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95) with a Mass of Christian
Burial at 9:00 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 3250 Post Road, Warwick. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to The American Diabetes Assn., 10 Speen Street, 2nd fl, Framingham, MA 01701 would be appreciated. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org